Sightings: Music superstars gear up for the Grammys
From cocktails with Thom Yorke to charity jams with Taylor Swift, see who is hitting high notes or keeping it low-key, in our sightings...
... like indie Svengali Yorke, who made a rare public appearance Wednesday at Bardot -- and a low-maintenance appearance at that. The Radiohead lead declined a private table and cocktail service, instead sipping a 42 Below vodka with regular clubgoers.
Across town the same evening, country princess Swift brought her charms to EIF's Unforgettable Evening, benefiting women's cancer research and honoring Christina Applegate. Swift serenaded a crowd that included Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, sipping Neuro specialty cocktails.
On Thursday, Black Eyed Peas member Will.i.am showed up at the Hollywood Palladium to celebrate a new digital documentary series called Gillette Uncut. The series will offer inside looks at his creative process and personal life, as well at that of All American Rejects singer Tyson Ritter and others.
After the Palladium bash, Ritter headed over to the Bardot Sessions for Jason Scoppa's weekly concert series that sees heavyweight talent doing popular covers. Ritter sang the Talking Heads' "Psycho Killer," and Sum 41's Deryck Whibley busted out Tom Petty's "American Girl." A very cozy Audrina Patridge and Ryan Cabrera were also spotted.
Lastly, the beloved Dave Matthews surfaced for designer John Varvatos' pre-Grammy event at his West Hollywood boutique. The folksy soul singer sipped Heineken and chatted up actor Greg Kinnear, as well as gorgeous couple Cindy Crawford and Rande Berger.
Who are you most excited to see on Sunday's Grammys? Tell me in comments.
-- Matt Donnelly
Photos, from left:: Taylor Swift, the Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am and Radiohead's Thom Yorke. Credits, from left: Matt Sayles / Associated Press; John M. Heller/ Getty Images; Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images.